Over 75 Years of Caring for Canadians.

Medavie was established in 1943 in response to a growing need for coverage of hospital care expenses. It was an idea based on some of the same values we still share to this day. Over time, we moved from hospital care to providing coverage for physician care, prescription drugs, dental care and extended health benefits.

In 2006, Medavie EMS Group of Companies was formed to operate the organization’s growing scope of ambulance services and operating regions. Medavie EMS would later become the largest contracted provider of EMS management services in Canada and updated its name to Medavie Health Services in 2017.

In late 2011 the Medavie Health Foundation became operational and focused on child and youth mental health, and type 2 diabetes. These are two health causes of particular concern to Canadians and offer significant potential to affect change for future generations. In 2016 we expanded the Foundation’s mandate to include post-traumatic stress, based on feedback from our staff.


Medavie’s Role in Health Care

Medavie has come a long way from its origins in Nova Scotia. Today, Medavie partners with individuals, organizations and governments from coast-to-coast to improve the wellbeing of Canadians because we know that we can do more, together. The benefits coverage we provide, public programs we administer, and health services we manage collectively reach millions of Canadians.

Our Mission is to Improve the Wellbeing of Canadians.

Medavie is a health company that oversees Medavie Blue Cross and Medavie Health Services. Together, we’re bringing Canadians better health and access to care.